Paulo Thiago out vs. Gastelum fight at UFN 27, Melancon in

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Brazilian media giant OGlobo is reporting that Paulo Thiago has injured his left knee, and is out his fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 on Aug 28 in Indianapolis.

With a left knee injury, Paulo Thiago is out of “UFC: Kampmann Condit x 2”. The event will be held on August 28 in Indianapolis, USA, where the Brazilian had been scheduled face the champion of last The Ultimate Fighter series, the American Kelvin Gastelum . The information was confirmed by Combate.com to sources close to the organization.

Paulo Thiago felt a pop in his left knee during a workout last week. Since then, had been training with a brace in place and regular icing, but the pain did not disappear. The XGym fighter underwent tests, which showed a pulled ligament. As Paul was not able to train properly, the team decided to cancel his participation.

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On Tuesday night’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” it was reported that Thaigo will be replaced by Brian Melancon.